Finding a great translation of a foreign book
August 24, 2014 7:28 PM Subscribe
When there are a lot of editions of a foreign book available, how do you go about finding and choosing a good translation?
posted by spbmp to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
i realize this can be super-subjective and that there are lots of ways a translation can be "good", but I'm interested in how you like to do it.
It seems daunting, for instance, to go the reviews for all of the editions I can find on amazon, especially when the reviews rarely make comparisons to other editions, if they discuss the translation quality at all (and even then it's usually compared just to one other one).